But if þe suggestioun be soth · þat shapeth hem to begge
But ȝif þe suggestioun be soth þat shapeþ hem to begge .
But if the suggestion be south , þat shapeth hem to begge .
But if þe suggestion be sooþ . þat shapeþ hem to begge
but ȝif the sugestyoun be sooth · that schapeth hem to begge ·
But if þe suggestioun be soþ · þat shapes hem to begge
but yff þe suggestyon be good þat .....shapethG.8.71: The form of the first <h> of shapeth is that normally found in the rubricated sections, which were also written by the scribe who copied the main body of the
text (see Introduction I.7). The addition has been written in a space which is too small for it, hence the virgule before þem which is simply present to separate words. þem go begge
But if þe suggestioun be soþ þat schapiþ hem to begge
But ȝif þe sugestion be soth þat schapeth hymR.7.71:
R's hym is unique among the B manuscripts. The others
read hem. Ax agrees with the reading of the B majority, but the C manuscripts are divided by major
groups, the X family supporting R while the P group supports the other B
copies. to begge .
But if þe suggestioun be soþ / þat shapman hemshap[eþ] hem [to] bigge.F.5.1054: An otiose curl is written over the first <g>.